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Debate on Water in Athens and Thessaloniki

Two important events against the privatization of water in Greece are being organized in Athens and Thessaloniki by initiative of Nicos Poulantzas Institute.

More specifically, Αnne Le Strat, deputy mayor of Paris, and president of Eau de Paris will speak at a conference entitled "Water is a common good: From theory to practice", on Saturday 19 October, 7:00 p.m., VEA Hall (Akadimias 18, Athens).

The conference will have interventions by the citizens' initiative Save Greek Water (www.savegreekwater.gr) and representatives of employee unions Athens water utility (EYDAP).

In Thessaloniki the event will take place with the cooperation with the citizens' movement "Save the water" (www.sostetonero.blogspot.gr), on Monday 21 October, 7:00 pm, City Hall of Thessaloniki, where apart from Ms Le Strat, Mr. Osman Özgüven, mayor of Dikilí, Turkey, will also be speaking.

The aim of these public debates is, by presenting specific international experiences (Paris and Dikili), to broaden the discussion and documentation about a progressive, socially just and ecologically aware management of water under public control, rejecting the myths put forward by the supporters of privatization.